International Journal of Arts and Humanities

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Assessment of Religion and Moral Studies Education Curriculum as an Instrument for National Integration

Dorgu TE and Anderson SP


Corresponding author:     Dorgu TE  :  Received: 20.04.2022 | Accepted:  21.,04.2022 |   Published: 24/04/2022


Abstract: The study assesses the religious and moral studies education curriculum as an instrument for national integration. This study employed descriptive survey research design where questionnaire was used to acquire necessary data for the research work.  Population comprises of all tertiary institutions in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 5tertiary institution students which were randomly selected from each of the chosen institutions to make a total of 100 as sample for the study. Two (2) research questions were raised and answered in this study. Reliability of the instrument was determined using Cronbach Alpha and data collected were analyzed using simple percentage. The research findings revealed that religion and moral studies education are the determinant of student’s characters and behaviour that either influence their academic ability positively or negatively. The study therefore recommends that teachers should create an atmosphere of trust and act as role models in order to encourage and motivate students to learn values of honesty, trust and good behaviour that will make them to behave morally in the society


Keywords: Religious, Moral Studies, Integration, Instrument, Curriculum